Tips For Sending Your Quilt Top To The Longarm Quilter

Quilting on a longarm quilting machine, like the Janome Quilt Maker Pro 18, is a great, rewarding and fun part of the quilting process. If you own one of these machines, as I do, sometimes people will ask you to quilt a quilt for them. Everyone sews a little differently, however, so a 1/4 inch seam sewn on one machine by one person can be different from another. Pressing techniques can also be different.

When you give your quilt top to a longarm quilter to quilt for you, there are a couple of things you can do ahead of time which will make you your longarmer’s new best friend.

Janome Quilt Maker Pro 18 frame offers lots of versatility! Adjustable frame to suit your space – 4ft, 8ft or 12ft!
  1. When sewing on your borders, don’t just sew them on strip-style. Instead, measure the two ends and across the middle of the quilt top, then take the average measurement to cut the borders that length. Pin in place, starting at both ends and working towards the middle. This will help keep the quilt square and avoid flared corners.
  2. Press all your seams flat. Once your quilt has been completely pressed, hang it on a hanger to avoid creases. This will save your longarmer so much time not having to repress the quilt top before putting it on the frame.
  3. Sew 1/8 to 1/4 inch all around your quilt top. This will stop seams from separating when on the longarm quilting frame.
  4. Press your backing fabric and hang neatly on a hanger.
  5. If you are piecing your backing, sew with a wider 1/2 inch seam which adds more strength and stability, and press open so the seam allowance lays flat. Keep all the small pieces of fabric toward the middle and use larger pieces of fabric along the outside edges of the backing. This will also add strength and stability and will avoid excess bulk in the binding. Try to keep the grainline of the fabric pieces consistent, so the Warp threads, for example, are all running vertically. This will help keep the backing square and avoid it from going “wonky”.
  6. Have minimally 3 to 5 inches of extra backing all around each edge, though your longarmer may also tell you their preference, depending on the size rollers of their machine. The extra backing fabric gets attached to the leaders and allows for free movement of the machine head without worrying about hitting the bars or side clamps. This is especially important if your longarmer will be using computer guided robotics on their machine, like the Janome Pro Stitcher Premium computer software available for the Janome Quilt Maker Pro 18, Janome Quilt Maker Pro 16 and Janome Quilt Maker Pro 20.
Janome Quilt Maker Pro 18 on the 12ft frame.

If you’re working on a quilt on your Janome QMP longarm quilting machine and you find that the edge of the quilt top is buckling; has some extra fullness, as in the photo below, a great way to fix it is spray with Terial Magic Stabilizing spray. Janome Canada is a distributor of Terial Magic, so check with your Janome Dealer to order.

Before basting down the sides, spray with Terial magic and press to help ease in the extra fullness.
Terial Magic is available in many sizes. Check with your Janome Dealer for details.

Follow the directions on the bottle, but, basically you’ll spray Terial Magic on the fabric, let it dry, then press. This quilt top in the photo above still needs a good press, but already some of the fullness has disappeared. Terial Magic washes out afterwards, so no one will know what challenges and remedies you faced getting the quilt top quilted.

These are little tips that I find useful and thought I would pass on, whether you will be the longarm quilter doing the quilting, or will send your quilt top to someone else who’ll do the quilting. Contact your local Janome Dealer to purchase all your sewing needs!

Janome Canada Dealers have lots of terrific savings and promotions going on right now, including specials on the Janome Quilt Maker Pro longarm quilting machines! Check out the Offers and Promotions tab on Janome.CA and check with your Janome Canada Dealer for details!

Check with our Janome Canada Dealers for more information!

Happy Quilting!

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Elegant Embroidered Hanukkah Napkins

When your family and friends gather around to celebrate, the littlest details can make a huge impact. Cloth napkins instantly elevate a table dressed for a special meal. Buying cloth napkins can quickly add up and it takes time to find exactly the right ones. The good news is they are quick and easy to make. When you break out your Janome Embroidery Machine you can make some napkins which won’t be found in any store. 

Materials:

  • Indigo Blue fabric (Cotton or linen) squares 21”x21” each
  • I Heart Janome Thread tin 
    • Iris Ultra Quilting Cotton in Navy
    • Iris Ultra Bright Polyester in White
  • Madeira Cotton Soft Black Stabilizer
  • Menorah Embroidery File (approx $4 CDN)
  • Iron
  • Ruler
  • Kimberbell paper tape 
  • Disappearing Marking tool of your

Machines:

Making your Napkin

  • Fold and press 1” under on all sides of each napkin. Then press the raw edge under 1/4” on all sides of each napkin.
  • Take one corner and fold so right sides are facing along the point making sure that 1” folded lines match up. 
  • Using a ruler line up one of the lines along the folded edge with the long edge right at the point where the two 1” lines meet. Using your fabric marker draw a line from this point down to the 1/4” fold line.
  • Stitch along this line.
  • Trim the corner to approx 1/4” of the line you just stitched. 
  • Now turn your corner back out, fold under your 1/4” folds and give a press. 
  • Using the marks on your stitch plate, sew 5/8” from the folded edge pivoting at each corner when your needle reaches the mitred corner. 

Embroidering your Napkin

  • Download and transfer your design to your machine. I’m using the 2H one colour version of the linked Menorah.
  • Hoop up scrap fabric and stabilizer similar to what your napkin is to do a test stitch out of your design. Before starting to stitch, use the baste function to further help secure and stabilize your fabric to ensure a smooth stitch-out.
  • On your cloth napkin, mark out the centre of where you want your design. 
  • Hoop your Madeira Cotton Soft Black Stabilizer and run a single baste. 
  • Move your hoop forward so you can line up your napkin and tape down. 
  • Run a single baste again to secure your napkin to your stabilizer.
  • Now stitch out your design.

Now all that is left to do is prepare (or order) your meal!

For those who celebrate, Happy Hanukkah!

Stitch on!

~ AmandaBee

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Janome Skyline S9 Knee Lifter

If you have one of the many Janome sewing machines listed here, your machine has a knee lifter! Whether it came with your machine or you were able to purchase one as an accessory, do you take advantage of your knee lift to its full potential?

The Janome Skyline S9, which is the machine I use, comes with a knee lifter. I’ll be honest, I haven’t used it as much as I should! So, I decided to really commit to using it recently and let me tell you, it is a game changer.

It’s important to make sure you are set up properly to be able to use the knee lifter without stretching or reaching for it with your knee. It should be very natural to shift it to the right.

I can generally be found at the kitchen table when I’m sewing. I have a dedicated sewing room upstairs but I like to be near the hub of activity when I’m sewing so I can keep a handle on what’s going on at home. This just works best for me. Regardless of where you set up to sew, it’s easy to adjust the knee lifter left and right or by height to find the position that works best for you.

To engage the knee lifter, just shift your knee to the right. It’s a very subtle movement. The most often used benefit of the knee lifter is to keep your hands focused on what you are sewing and not have to shift them back and forth between your project and presser foot lifter.

I used the knee lifter recently while finishing a Christmas quilt! I must confess. I finished this quilt top TWO years ago (talk about your WIPs). This year I was determined to get it out of the pile and out on display where it belongs.

The following is a little video I did of me using the knee lifter to help me keep my hands free while straight stitch quilting my quilt top. I wanted to follow the pattern of my quilt in a continuous motion which, as you will see, involves a lot of maneuvering of my quilt top with each angle and corner.

It’s a little extra effort but I am loving the quilting on this quilt!

Using the Janome knee lifter accessory on my Janome Skyline S9 means my hands can stay positioned on my quilt top with each turn, and, with a shift of my knee to the right, up comes the presser foot! It’s like magic! From there, I can adjust my quilt, shift my knee back to the left, down comes the presser foot, and off I continue to sew.

Near the end of the video you can see a little how I toggle my knee back and forth on the knee lifter, as I lift and release the presser foot.

My apologies for my daughter’s running commentary on PJ Mask in the background! It’s entertaining, to say the least. And informative – now you know, too, who the leader of Cat Boy is! Remember how I said I like being at the hub of activity while sewing?

While it may seem that it could be tricky to engage your knee while sewing, in no time you’ll develop your rhythm and will wonder how you ever did any sewing without the knee lifter!

The knee lifter is a wonderful tool for many reasons. Not only is it useful for what I have described above but it has many other uses as well. If you use the Variable Zigzag feature, for example, you can actually control the width of your stitch by the knee lifter!

I definitely was able to work on this quilt top with much more speed and accuracy because of the knee lifter!

Are you able to use a knee lifter with your machine? Do you use it regularly? What is your favourite way to use the knee lifter?

Janome Canada Artisan Trina Gallop
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We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Broadcast …………. NO Janome HQ’s Instagram LIVE TODAY

Sometimes, scheduling conflicts get in the way, but never fear, I’ll be back Wednesday, December 8th at 1pm Eastern @janomehq Instagram page for another edition of “Janome’s Magical Machine Mystery Tour” as we highlight a different machine in the Janome line. From entry level to Top of the Line; embroidery machines; longarm quilting machines; sergers and MORE, including some fabulous partner products to compliment those machines!

While away, I thought I’d share a little video I prepared for Skills Canada back in June, which is a trade fair held across the country to highlight the many trades, including sewing, as career opportunities. I share my sewing journey as well as show the first sewing machine I bought 30 years ago – a Janome, of course! That’s the machine which started my love affair with Janome and prompted my desire to share the Janome Love!

A little video of my sewing journey, including my first Janome sewing machine bought 30 years ago!

What machine and Janome goodies will we talk about next on Janome’s Magical Machine Mystery Tour? It’s a MYSTERY so you must tune in each week for the big reveal! Don’t worry if you can’t make the LIVE presentation, though. They’ll be stored in the IGTV icon on the Janome HQ Instagram Page and later posted as videos on the Janome HQ You Tube channel.

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Janome Canada dealers have great savings on many Janome machines this season, most of which have been featured on Janome’s Magical Machine Mystery Tour! Click on the Offers and Promotions tab on Janome.CA for details!

Follow us on the Janome HQ Facebook page to see what’s new at our Janome Canada Headquarters, our Janome HQ, and click HERE for more information about our ONLINE classes!

Write me at Classes@Janome-Canada.com (copy and paste in a new browser if needed) for more information about eventual on-site classes (when it’s safe) at The Janome Sewing and Learning Centre in Oakville, ON; Janome Canada’s Head Quarters.

Happy Sewing and #sharethejanomelove!

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Today’s Facebook LIVE – Winter Mittens on the Janome MC9450

Celine is back LIVE every Tuesday at 3pm EST on the Janome Sewing Machines Facebook page for an entire month of sewing fun and education to help you get the most from your Janome machine!

Today, Celine will show you some ideas for making adorable winter mittens, just in time for Christmas! Celine will be using the fabulous features of the Janome MC9450QCP, but many of those same features are available on many Janome machines, or the techniques can be adapted so everyone can make and enjoy this project! The specialty presser feet Celine will demonstrate, including the Janome Ribbon and Sequin foot and Janome Piping foot are also available for most machines, so consult your Janome Dealer for details. Did you know there’s even two Janome Piping feet for the sergers?!

Janome Memory Craft 9450QCP

To help you get the most from the Janome MC9450QCP, there’s also a workbook available, which is full of tips and exercises, and, best of all, they are in stock in our Janome Canada warehouse!

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Check out our handy bilingual Janome Accessories Guide or click on the Accessories Tab on Janome.CA. to find the presser feet and accessories compatible with your machine. Click the Products tab, then scroll down to find “View all Accessories“. Click there to access the Search Box or to scroll through the pages to find the accessories you’d like. Click on the picture/description to find the Part Number and machine compatibility. And, as always, check with your fabulous Janome Dealer!

Bilingual Janome Accessories Guide on the Janome.CA website

Janome Canada dealers have some great savings and special deals on machines and accessories this season, so click on the Offers and Promotions tab on Janome.CA for details!

Contact Janome Canada dealers for details!

Don’t worry if you can’t make the LIVE. All of the presentations will be saved under the Videos tab of the Janome Sewing Machines Facebook page. Use the Search Box to find all the videos with Celine Ross.

Don’t have a Facebook account, don’t worry, they will be uploaded to the Janome HQ You Tube channel under the Facebook Live playlist to enjoy whenever you wish!

Happy Sewing!

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Janome Gift Giving Ideas

Time seems to move faster and faster these days, especially as we head toward the Holidays. When looking for last-minute gift or Holiday decorating ideas, turn to your stash, or “Fabric Library” as I call it, our Janome Canada Dealers, and our Janome Life blog, to find many fast and fun projects to fit the bill!

The Re-Usable Christmas Crackers below don’t use much fabric; any solid, or any fabric with a very subtle, soft print will work. This is a great little project to test-out and show off some of those decorative stitches built-in to so many of our Janome sewing machines. This is also a good project to use up scraps of stabilizer, or to test out different stabilizers from the Madeira Stabilizer Starter Pack. Janome Canada is a distributor of Madeira products, so check with your Janome Dealer. If they don’t have in stock, they can order for you.

You can find the instructions for the fun Re-Usable Christmas Crackers by clicking the link HERE.

Christmas Crackers embellished with decorative stitches, including those custom-made with Janome’s Stitch Composer Software.

A number of Janome machines come included with the Stitch Composer software; all versions of the Janome MC15000, Continental M7, Skyline S9, Skyline S7, MC 9450, MC 9400. There are some Stitch Composer tutorials on the Skyline S9 landing page and MC 15000 Quilt Maker landing page on Janome.CA for more information.

Another fun, fast project is the Christmas Mug Rug, though you could use fabrics with any theme to make this useful gift or décor item for every season and occasion. This is another great use of scraps left over from another project, and a great time to try different methods of quilting. Make a set of 4 Christmas Mug Rugs, using a different quilting technique on each.

You can find the instructions for the Christmas Mug Rug by clicking the link HERE.

Try Ruler Quilting on one, using one of the acrylic rulers from the Janome Sew Comfortable line.

To quilt another mug rug, try using one of the templates, like the very fun Spin-E-Fex, which is available in a few sizes, from the Janome Sew Comfortable line.

Try Crosshatch Quilting with an Even Feed Foot, or AcuFeed Flex Foot and the Quilting Guide Bar on another.

Try your hand at Free Motion Quilting on another mug rug. It’s easier and less intimidating to learn on a smaller piece of fabric, so this is good project to practice and develop your skills.

If you have a Janome embroidery machine, like the MC 12000, all versions of the MC 15000, MC550E, MC 500E, MC450E you might try AcuFil Quilting; quilting in the hoop as another way to finish your quilting very quickly and easily. Janome has so many options available for you!

Personalize gifts even more by creating your own gift tags. Dig into your scrap bag as these cute little tags don’t use much fabric, and you can customize them no matter which Janome machine you have. Use decorative stitches; applique; the fonts built-in to your machines; embroidery; some of the optional specialty presser feet, like the Janome Free Motion Couching Foot Set or Pin Tucking Foot – there’s no end to the fun and creativity.

You can find the instructions for the Christmas Gift Tags by clicking the link HERE.

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Use the SEARCH box on the main page of Janome Life to find previous posts on whatever the subject. The Janome Life blog is just one resource available to you 24 hours a day, no matter where in the world you may be. Other valuable sources of inspiration and information are the INSPIRE tab on Janome.CA, the SEW4HOME tab, also on Janome.CA. and of course, your fabulous Janome Dealer!

Currently Janome Canada is offering some very special Holiday promotions, so be sure to check out the Offers and Promotions tab on Janome.CA and contact your Janome Dealer for details!

Happy Sewing!

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A Little Ray of Sunshine

I live in Chilliwack, BC and while my family is safe and dry, a lot of people very close to me are losing their homes or are stranded in between mudslides. I thought a ray of sunshine would be appropriate as a sign of encouragement and hope for better days ahead.

I made this wall hanging a while back at a retreat and quilted it on my Janome Quilt Maker Pro 18 longarm quilting machine. I tried a pattern I hadn’t used before, as there are so many built-in designs from which to choose.

When I hung it on the door, I thought it looked pretty, but when the sun started streaming through the window today and showed off the dimension of the quilting, I thought WOW, that looks awesome! The sunshine brings in beautiful things.

Happy Sewing and to those living in BC, stay safe!

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Sew4Home Mini Sewing Tips – Sewing Thick Layers

No matter what kind of sewing you do; garments; home décor; quilting; crafts; tote bags, etc. we all deal with sewing multiple layers together. Our friends at Sew4Home have prepared this excellent article filled with tips and tricks for dealing with thicker layers. Be sure to check out their helpful links, as well!

Not every project is just two layers of quilting cotton! Often times, overlapping layers, bulk, and thickness abound! With the right presser feet and accessories, an understanding of seam grading, and the patience to go slowly and carefully; you can sew like a pro through thick and thin. Our examples detail some very common techniques you’re likely to come across – especially in garment sewing, but of course, the solutions outlined are applicable to a range of circumstances. 

If we boil it down to the top three machine things to remember, they are:

  1. Keep your presser foot flat, and level
  2. Make sure your needle is sharp
  3. Slightly lengthen the stitch

However, the machine operator (that would be you) is just as crucial. Don’t forget to: 

  1. Go slowly and carefully
  2. Let the machine do the majority of the work – don’t aggressively push or pull the fabric
  3. Practice on layers of scraps first to confirm stitch settings are correct for the situation

Hemming Jeans

That hefty flat felled seam along the side of your jeans is the king of thick layers! The key is to keep the foot parallel to the bed of the machine as the foot is lowered. When the needle penetrates the fabric, it enters at a 90° angle to the foot. If the foot is parallel to the bed of the machine, the needle enters the fabric straight down. If the foot is at an angle, tipping forward or backward, the needle enters at an angle, which can cause the needle to break or skip stitches. We have two favorite solutions: the Janome Little Black Button and a Hump Jumper, or, as Janome calls it, the Button Shank Plate.

Thread the machine with all purpose thread and insert a jeans/denim needle. The needle size for our sample was a 90/14 jeans needle. Slightly lengthen the stitch. We used 3.0mm. The presser foot is standard.

The Janome Little Black Button

Most, but not all, Janome sewing machines come with the little black button on the back of the standard Zigzag Foot A.

For our jeans hemming example, we used a ½” double-fold hem. To do this, simply press back the raw edge ½”, then press back an additional ½” to encase the raw edges within the double fold.

There are two seams to stitch across when sewing a jeans hem. One is a serged or overlocked seam, and the second one is the bulky welt seam. Start at the serged seam to use the little black button.

Place the folded hem under the foot. The foot should be just behind the seam so the needle drops in before the bulk of the seam (don’t try to start right on top of the seam). Press and hold the black button to level the foot.

Still holding the button, lower the foot. The button will hold the foot in position parallel to the bed of the machine.

Start stitching. As the machine moves forward, the button will release. You will glide up and over this first thick seam.

The Hump Jumper aka Janome Button Shank Plate

Sometimes you need even more leveling help. For this, a hump jumper, or, as Janome refers to it, the Button Shank Plate (also used for sewing on buttons by machine) is your friend. This handy plastic foot accessory tool looks like the letter “L.” L is for level! It has a slot for the needle in the center and a choice of two thicknesses to level the foot.

Continue sewing from that first seam you successfully conquered until you are close to the scary welt seam.

Stop with the needle in the down position and lift the presser foot. Place the hump jumper/ Button Shank Plate, under the foot at the rear of the foot. Because this is a super thick seam, we inserted the thicker side of the hump jumper/ Button Shank Plate. With the tool in place, notice that the foot is now level and parallel to the bed of the machine.

Continue stitching until you reach the other side of the welt seam.

Stop, and with the needle down, raise the foot. Remove the hump jumper/ Button Shank Plate from the rear of the foot and re-position it under the front of the foot. Lower the foot. The foot should again be level and parallel to the bed of the machine.

Continue sewing until the foot is completely past the bulk of the seam. You are sewing up into that slot in the center of the hump jumper/ Button Shank Plate. You obviously need to stop prior to reaching the end of the slot.

Stop and remove the hump jumper/ Button Shank Plate, then continue sewing to complete the hem.

Success!

Seams and Topstitching with Multiple Layers

This technique again uses a garment sewing example, but thick layers and overlapping seams occur on many, many projects. We’re working with a jacket front that has four separate pieces plus a front button band. All these sections must carefully match up so they are even at both the top and bottom edges.

How on earth do you keep all those layers from shifting as they’re sewn? Double up on your feed dogs!

Your machine already has lower feed dogs under the presser foot – those little teeth right in the center of the needle plate.

An Even Feed foot (also called a Walking foot) or a built-in fabric feeding system (we use the AcuFeed™ Flex fabric feeding system built-in to many of our Janome studio models) incorporates upper feed dogs into the mix so both the top and bottom layers of fabric are moved through the machine in unison, keeping seams straight and edges even.

Below is a Janome Even Feed Foot (also commonly referred to as a Walking foot) in two sizes: Standard Even Feed Foot, high shank (left) and Open Toe Even Feed Foot, low shank (right).

In this photo you see the standard components of the AcuFeed™ Flex system. 

Left, AcuFeed Flex Ditch Quilting Foot SD, middle, Twin/Dual AcuFeed Flex Foot Holder with Standard AD Foot, right, Open Toe AcuFeed Flex Foot OD.

We used the Narrow AcuFeed™ Flex Foot Holder with Narrow/Single Foot VD Foot in our sample. This foot and foot holder comes with some machines, but it available separately for those machines which are AcuFeed Flex compatible.

Since we are again working with denim, we threaded the machine with all purpose thread in the top and bobbin, used a 90/14 jeans needle, and lengthened the stitch to 3.0 mm.

Pin together the sections of the jacket, matching the upper edges.

Even feeding from the bottom and top top allows you to easily stitch the seam through all the layers.

For topstitching, we used the same foot but changed to a topstitching thread in the needle. The fabric continues to feed evenly, making the topstitching more accurate and less subject to individual stitch wobbles.

Success!

For more helpful information on seam grading and topstitching check out these additional Sew4Home tutorials:

How to Grade Seam Allowances

Topstitching and Edgestitching Techniques

By: Liz Johnson, Senior Editor, Sew4Home – a Janome Exclusive Studio

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These are a few of my favourite things….on the Janome Skyline S9

I feel so lucky to have been using the Janome Skyline S9 for several years now. I’ve kinda “grown up” in the Janome Skyline family here on the Janome Life blog. I started with the Janome Skyline S5, moved on to the Janome Skyline S7, then made the step-up to embroidery with the Janome Skyline S9!

A Halloween project from October 2019 that I shared on the Janome Live blog.
Unboxing a brand new Janome Skyline S9 Indigo back in 2019.

I have been creating everything from complicated embroidery designs; dresses and other apparel items for myself and my daughter; quilts; home décor, and more. I’ve created things which are functional and other things which are FUN!

With all that in mind, I’ve created a list of my TOP FIVE things I love about the Janome Skyline S9!

  1. The Superior Needle Threader

I spent many, many years sewing on Janome machines without a needle threader. I wouldn’t necessarily call it a deal breaker but it is certainly a feature that is really convenient to have. Once you’ve used it for a while, you forget what it is like to thread your own needles having to get the thread juuuuussst right and lined up with the eye of the needle. And, if you’re someone like me who has recently switched to *ahem* progressives (eek!) you know that not having to worry about where everything is lining up in your line of sight, is just another time saver.

It’s also a time saver when you are doing an embroidery design that has multiple thread changes. You can quickly and easily thread your next colour, like when I make these fun kitchen towels as Christmas and hostess gifts last year.

2. Wifi Capabiltiy

That’s right, WIFI! I love this feature on the Janome Skyline S9! No cords to misplace or USBs to have to find files on. Sending embroidery designs from an iPad or computer straight to the sewing machine is easy with WIFI.

When using the free Janome AcuMonitor app, I can even monitor projects on my iPad from a completely different room from my home! This app lets me know that my project is working away; when I need to return for a thread change, and how much time is left to finish the design. It will also indicate any error messages such as thread breaks.

3. Automatic Thread Cutter

While I’m listing these in no particular order, this has to be one of my favourite of the favs. What a time saver!

I realized how much I have come to depend on this feature the other weekend when I was working on a quilt top. These blocks are a Courthouse Steps design (specifically called Courthouse Colourplay by Krista Hennebury) and you could work through one block rather quickly if you had everything at the ready. If I had to stop to cut the threads manually every time I started a new section of the block, it wouldn’t have allowed me to get into the rhythm that I did, which ultimately allowed for me to finish my quilt top that weekend!

4. Adjustable Speed

The Janome Skyline S9 lets you take control of the speed to go as fast or as slow as you’d like. Using the included AcuFeed Flex foot or Darning Foot to finish off a quilt top? Put it in high speed and GO!

Need to be able to have a little more control when you are doing free motion quilting? Slow it down and take things at a pace where you can work comfortably on your hand/eye coordination. Not only is the adjustable speed for sewing projects and bobbin winding, it’s also for embroidery projects on the Janome Skyline S9! Have a design with a lot of intense detail? Slow down the stitch speed so you can closely monitor the progress. Doing some basic embroidery lettering? Move the slider to the right to increase the adjustable speed and get your projects done in no time fast.

5. Versatility

I know, I know… I probably say this every single time I talk about the Janome Skyline S9 but… one of the things that I love the most is that the Janome Skyline S9 can do it all! Sewing, Quilting and Embroidery! While specialized machines can be great; sometimes you do want a dedicated machine, this is the workhorse of the Janome Skyline family. I’ve really enjoyed being able to switch easily and quickly from sewing to embroidery without having to pull out another machine.

Thanks for allowing me to do a little walk down memory lane today as I shared some of my favourite features on this machine.

Do you have a Janome Skyline S9? What is your favourite feature? What would you like to know more about with regards to the Janome Skyline S9? It would be my pleasure to show you!

ED: Janome Canada dealers have some terrific machines and accessories on offer this season, so click on the Offers and Promotions tab on Janome.CA for details!

Janome Canada Artisan Trina Gallop
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Today’s Facebook LIVE – Janome Flower Stitcher

We are SEW sorry for the confusion and any inconvenience caused by the scheduling mistake earlier this week.

Celine is normally LIVE every Tuesday at 3pm EST on the Janome Sewing Machines Facebook page, but there was a little mix-up, so instead, Celine will be presenting the very fun, fabulous Flower Stitcher FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021 at 3pm EST!!!

Celine will be back LIVE in her regular Tuesday timeslot the following week (November 23rd)

Spinning around in circles has never been sew fun! We’re in for a treat today as Celine shares with us the secrets of the Janome Flower Stitcher – a very special foot which Janome has had a number of years, but for LOW SHANK machines, only.

If you own a high shank machine and are considering a secondary machine for classes, travel, etc. perhaps consider a low shank machine, like the Janome 5300QDC machine so you get the best of both worlds! To determine if your machine is high or low shank, lower the presser foot and measure up to the small screw which attaches the foot holder to the machine. If it’s approximately 1/2″ it is low shank. If it’s approximately 1 – 1 1/4″ it’s high shank.

Janome Flower Stitcher
Some of the fun, fanciful effects created with stitches built-in to your machine and the Janome Flower Stitcher!

Check out our handy bilingual Janome Accessories Guide or click on the Accessories Tab on Janome.CA. to find the presser feet and accessories compatible with your machine. Click the Products tab, then scroll down to find “View all Accessories“. Click there to access the Search Box or to scroll through the pages to find the accessories you’d like. Click on the picture/description to find the Part Number and machine compatibility. Though your machine model may not be there, you can still find compatible accessories by which category of machine you have. And, as always, check with your fabulous Janome Dealer!

Bilingual Janome Accessories Guide on the Janome.CA website

Janome Canada dealers have many terrific deals on machines, notions and accessories this season, so click on the Offers and Promotions tab of Janome.CA for details!

Don’t worry if you can’t make the LIVE. All of the presentations will be saved under the Videos tab of the Janome Sewing Machines Facebook page. Use the Search Box to find all the videos with Celine Ross.

Don’t have a Facebook account, don’t worry, they will be uploaded to the Janome HQ You Tube channel under the Facebook Live playlist to enjoy whenever you wish!

Happy Sewing!

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